The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany edged down to 3.6 percent in July 2021, the lowest since March 2020, as the number of unemployed declined by 1.2 percent to 1.56 million while employment was unchanged at 41.44 million. Meanwhile, the number of persons in employment whose place of residence is in Germany rose markedly by 105,000, or 0.2 percent, to 44.8 million in July. However, that number was still 1.0 percent lower (449,000) than in February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, declined to 7.5 percent from 7.7 percent. source: Federal Statistical Office

Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.50 percent from 1949 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 11.50 percent in April of 1950 and a record low of 0.40 percent in March of 1966. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Germany is expected to be 3.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.40 percent in 2022 and 3.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.70 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-29 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Jun 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
2021-07-29 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Jul 5.7% 5.9% 5.8% 5.8%
2021-08-31 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Jul 3.6% 3.7% 3.7%
2021-08-31 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 5.5% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
2021-09-30 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Aug 3.6% 3.6%
2021-10-28 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Sep 3.6%
2021-11-30 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Oct


News Stream
German Jobless Rate Falls to 16-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany edged down to 3.6 percent in July 2021, the lowest since March 2020, as the number of unemployed declined by 1.2 percent to 1.56 million while employment was unchanged at 41.44 million. Meanwhile, the number of persons in employment whose place of residence is in Germany rose markedly by 105,000, or 0.2 percent, to 44.8 million in July. However, that number was still 1.0 percent lower (449,000) than in February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, declined to 7.5 percent from 7.7 percent.
2021-08-31
German Jobless Rate Stays at 13-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany stood at 3.7 percent in June 2021, unchanged from the previous month. Still, it was the lowest jobless rate since April 2020, as the number of unemployed declined 1.2 percent to 1.58 million while employment edged up 0.1 percent to 41.42 million. Still, the number of persons in employment in June was down by 1.3 percent, or 573,000 on February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due the coronavirus pandemic in Germany. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, declined to 7.5 percent from 7.7 percent.
2021-07-29
German Jobless Rate Falls to 13-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany inched down to 3.7 percent in May 2021 from a revised 3.8 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2020, as the number of unemployed declined 1.1 percent to 1.60 million while employment edged up 0.1 percent to 41.37 million. Still, the number of persons in employment in May was down by 1.0 percent, or 1.78 million in May 2020. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, decreased to 7.5 percent from 7.7 percent.
2021-06-30
Germany Jobless Rate Lowest in 9 Months
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany inched down 4.4 percent in April 2021 from 4.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since last July, as the number of unemployed declined 1.1 percent to 1.95 million while employment edged up 0.1 percent to 42.24 million. Still, the number of persons in employment in April 2021 was down by 1.6 percent, or 735,000, on February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, decreased to 6.0 percent from 6.1 percent.
2021-06-01

Germany Unemployment Rate
In Germany, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.